TMX Group Inc. Reports Results for Second Quarter 2010

    
    -   Revenue of $142.7 million for Q2/10, up 2% over Q1/10 and up 3% over
        Q2/09
    -   Diluted EPS in Q2/10 of 64 cents, up 2% over Q2/09
    -   Cash flows from operating activities in Q2/10 of $73.8 million, up
        47% over Q2/09
    

TORONTO, July 28 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. (TSX:X) announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Commenting on the second quarter, Thomas Kloet, Chief Executive Officer of TMX Group said: "We were pleased with the second quarter from both a financial and operational perspective. There were a number of significant highlights over the past several months, including the opening of our vastly expanded co-location facility and the launch of a number of new NGX products. We are also encouraged by the surge in activity on Montréal Exchange, as volumes increased 32% and open interest was up 26% in the first six months over last year. For June, crude oil trading on NGX increased significantly both sequentially and year over year. We continued to witness a rebound in listings activity. Initial public offerings continued to be strong on both of our equity exchanges. Our international expansion efforts have resulted in a record 25 new international issuers listing on our equity markets in the first half of the year."

Michael Ptasznik, Chief Financial Officer of TMX Group added; "We continue to see positive results across our business. For the first six months of 2010, TSX Venture Exchange's trading volume, value and transactions increased significantly. In May, we set a record for the average daily volume of contracts traded on MX, largely driven by increased volatility in future interest rate expectations, and in June we hit record levels for overall natural gas volumes traded on NGX. In our market data operation, we saw a significant contribution to revenue from non-subscription data products. While expenses were up in the quarter due mainly to implementing our technology initiatives, as well as increased marketing costs and higher commission-based compensation, we were able to partially offset these higher expenses by reducing headcount and moving from our legacy hardware to a more efficient platform."

    
    Summary of Financial Information

    (in millions of dollars, except per share amounts)

                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    Increase    Increase

    Revenue                      $ 142.7     $ 138.1     $   4.6          3%
    Operating expenses           $  73.8     $  68.2     $   5.6          8%
    Net income                   $  47.6     $  46.9     $   0.7          2%
    Earnings per share:
      Basic                      $  0.64     $  0.63     $  0.01          2%
      Diluted                    $  0.64     $  0.63     $  0.01          2%
    Cash flows from operating
     activities                  $  73.8     $  50.3     $  23.5         47%
    

Net income was $47.6 million or $0.64 per common share for Q2/10 on a basic and diluted basis, compared with net income of $46.9 million or $0.63 per common share on a basic and diluted basis for Q2/09, representing an increase in net income of 2%. The increase in net income was largely due to higher revenue. Expenses also increased as we continue to invest in various technology initiatives, corporate development and marketing. We also had increased costs related to short-term performance incentives and commission-based compensation.

    
    (in millions of dollars, except per share amounts)

                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09    Increase    Increase

    Revenue                      $ 282.4     $ 275.0     $   7.4          3%
    Operating expenses           $ 143.4     $ 139.0     $   4.4          3%
    Net income                   $  96.7     $  89.8     $   6.9          8%
    Earnings per share:
      Basic                      $  1.30     $  1.21     $  0.09          7%
      Diluted                    $  1.30     $  1.21     $  0.09          7%
    Cash flows from operating
     activities                  $ 145.5     $ 111.0     $  34.5         31%
    

Net income was $96.7 million or $1.30 per common share for 1H/10 on a basic and diluted basis, compared with net income of $89.8 million or $1.21 per common share on a basic and diluted basis for 1H/09, representing an increase in net income of 8%. The increase in net income was largely due to higher revenue. Expenses also increased as we continue to invest in various technology initiatives, corporate development and marketing. We also had increased costs related to short-term performance incentives and commission-based compensation.

    
    Select Segmented Financial Information

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                          Energy
                                              Deriva-    Markets
                            Cash Markets       tives   - NGX and
                              - Equities     Markets     Shorcan
                               and Fixed    - MX and      Energy
    Q2/10                         Income         BOX     Brokers       Total

    Revenue                      $ 104.4     $  26.8     $  11.5     $ 142.7
    Net Income                   $  37.8     $   6.5     $   3.3     $  47.6

    Q2/09

    Revenue                      $ 101.5     $  26.2     $  10.4     $ 138.1
    Net Income                   $  38.0     $   6.0     $   2.9     $  46.9


    (in millions of dollars)

                                                          Energy
                                              Deriva-    Markets
                            Cash Markets       tives   - NGX and
                              - Equities     Markets     Shorcan
                               and Fixed    - MX and      Energy
    1H/10                         Income         BOX     Brokers       Total

    Revenue                      $ 211.8     $  49.6     $  21.0     $ 282.4
    Net Income                   $  79.3     $  12.0     $   5.4     $  96.7

    1H/09

    Revenue                      $ 202.7     $  53.3     $  19.0     $ 275.0
    Net Income                   $  74.3     $   9.5     $   6.0     $  89.8
    

On May 1, 2009, we completed the acquisition of NetThruPut Inc. (NTP), a leading Canadian electronic trading platform and clearing facility for crude oil products. We have included its results in our consolidated financial statements from that date.

Certain comparative figures have been reclassified in order to conform with the financial presentation adopted in the current year. In particular, commencing in 2010, provisions for doubtful accounts receivable are included in General and Administration expense whereas, in 2009, these provisions were reflected as a reduction in various sources of revenue. The comparative figures for both revenue and expenses in 2009 have been reclassified to conform with the financial presentation adopted in 2010. The impact of the reclassification is not material.

Quarter Ended June 30, 2010 Compared with Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

Revenue

Revenue was $142.7 million in Q2/10, up $4.6 million, or 3% compared with $138.1 million for Q2/09, reflecting increased revenue from issuer services, Canadian derivatives markets trading and clearing and cash markets fixed income trading and market data, partially offset by lower revenue from our U.S. derivatives markets trading and cash markets equity trading.

The following is a summary of issuer services revenue reported based on initial and additional listing fee revenue reported, and issuer services revenue based on initial and additional listing fees billed* (reconciled below in this section) in Q2/10 and Q2/09.

    
    (in millions of dollars)

                                       Reported
                                                            $           %
                                                        Increase/   Increase/
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

    Initial listing fees         $   4.6     $   4.2     $   0.4         10%
    Additional listing fees      $  16.2     $  14.1     $   2.1         15%
    Sustaining listing fees      $  16.1     $  13.6     $   2.5         18%
    Other issuer services        $   3.7     $   3.9    ($   0.2)        (5%)
                                ---------   ---------   ---------
    Total                        $  40.6     $  35.8     $   4.8         13%
                                ---------   ---------   ---------


                                        Billed*
                                                            $           %
                                                        Increase/   Increase/
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

    Initial listing fees         $   6.8     $   2.0     $   4.8        240%
    Additional listing fees      $  27.4     $  23.1     $   4.3         19%
    Sustaining listing fees      $  16.1     $  13.6     $   2.5         18%
    Other issuer services        $   3.7     $   3.9    ($   0.2)        (5%)
                                ---------   ---------   ---------
    Total                        $  54.0     $  42.6     $  11.4         27%
                                ---------   ---------   ---------

    

Initial and additional listing fees are non-refundable fees paid by listed issuers for the listing or reserving of securities. These fees are recorded as "deferred revenue - initial and additional listing fees" and recognized on a straight-line basis over an estimated service period of ten years.

In the case of Toronto Stock Exchange, listed issuers are billed for initial and additional listing fees and there is a lag between the time when securities are issued or reserved and the time when these listing fees are paid by Toronto Stock Exchange listed issuers. For TSX Venture Exchange issuers, fees are paid either prior to, or at the time of, listing or reserving securities. The following is a reconciliation of initial and additional listing fees billed* to initial and additional listing fees reported:

    
    Initial Listing Fees (in millions of dollars)          Q2/10       Q2/09

    Initial listing fees billed*                       $   6.8     $   2.0
    Initial listing fees billed* and deferred to
     future periods                                     ($   6.7)   ($   2.0)
    Recognition of initial listing fees billed* and
     previously included in deferred revenue             $   4.5     $   4.2
                                                        ---------   ---------
    Initial listing fee revenue reported                 $   4.6     $   4.2
                                                        ---------   ---------

    Additional Listing Fees (in millions of dollars)       Q2/10       Q2/09

    Additional listing fees billed*                    $  27.4     $  23.1
    Additional listing fees billed* and deferred to
     future periods                                     ($  27.0)   ($  22.8)
    Recognition of additional listing fees billed*
     and previously included in deferred revenue         $  15.8     $  13.8
                                                        ---------   ---------
    Additional listing fee revenue reported              $  16.2     $  14.1
                                                        ---------   ---------

    -   Initial and additional listing fees reported increased in Q2/10
        compared with Q2/09, reflecting an increase in capital market
        activity during the period from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2010
        compared with the period from July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2009. Initial
        listing fees billed* and Additional listing fees billed* in Q2/10
        increased over Q2/09 due to an increase in initial financings on
        Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. The increase was
        also due to an increase in the value of additional financings on TSX
        Venture Exchange. While the value of additional financings on Toronto
        Stock Exchange decreased in Q2/10 compared with Q2/09, there was an
        increase in Additional listing fees billed*. This was a result of
        more transactions in Q2/10 compared with Q2/09 and fee changes that
        were effective January 1, 2010.

    -   Issuers listed on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange pay
        annual sustaining listing fees primarily based on their market
        capitalization at the end of the prior calendar year, subject to
        minimum and maximum fees. The increase in sustaining listing fees was
        due to the overall higher market capitalization of listed issuers on
        both exchanges at the end of 2009 compared with the end of 2008.


    Trading, Clearing and Related Revenue

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                                        increase/   increase/
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

    Cash markets revenue         $  26.0     $  30.4    ($   4.4)       (14%)
    Derivatives markets revenue  $  21.3     $  20.2     $   1.1          5%
    Energy markets revenue       $  11.2     $  10.6     $   0.6          6%
                                ---------   ---------   ---------
    Total                        $  58.5     $  61.2    ($   2.7)        (4%)
                                ---------   ---------   ---------


    Cash Markets

    -   Cash markets equity trading revenue decreased due to a 21% decrease
        in the volume of securities traded on Toronto Stock Exchange in Q2/10
        over Q2/09 (26.14 billion securities in Q2/10 versus 33.00 billion
        securities in Q2/09).

    -   The decrease was somewhat offset by the impact of a 33% increase in
        the volume of securities traded on TSX Venture Exchange in Q2/10 over
        Q2/09 (14.72 billion securities in Q2/10 versus 11.05 billion
        securities in Q2/09).

    -   The decrease was also the result of changes to our equity trading fee
        schedule on October 1, 2009 and March 1, 2010, which included
        reductions in active trading fees on stocks trading at less than
        $1.00 in the post-open continuous market and on April 1, 2010, which
        included a reduction in trading fees for securities trading at $1.00
        and higher. The fee reductions were somewhat offset by fee changes
        under the ELP Program. Effective October 1, 2009, we moved to a
        single tier model which reduced the passive credit paid to ELP
        Program participants.

    -   The decrease was partially offset by an increase in fixed income
        trading revenue from Shorcan Brokers Limited (Shorcan) due to a
        favourable product mix in Q2/10 compared with Q2/09.

    Derivatives Markets

    -   The increase in revenue reflects an increase in trading and clearing
        revenue from MX. MX volumes increased by 40% (11.97 million contracts
        traded in Q2/10 versus 8.53 million contracts traded in Q2/09)
        reflecting increased trading in the BAX(R) and CGB(R) contracts, as
        well as index derivatives and ETF options. The growth in volumes in
        Q2/10 partially reflected increased volatility in future interest
        rate expectations compared with Q2/09. Open interest was up 26% at
        June 30, 2010 compared with June 30, 2009. The increase was partially
        offset by fee changes that were effective May 1, 2010.

    -   The increase in derivatives markets revenue was partially offset by a
        reduction in BOX revenues. There was a 39% decrease in BOX volumes
        (23.81 million contracts in Q2/10 versus 39.11 million contracts
        traded in Q2/09) due to increased competition in the U.S. equity
        options trading market in Q2/10 compared with Q2/09. The decrease was
        somewhat offset by revenue from option regulatory fees charged in the
        U.S. in respect of BOX in Q2/10.

    Energy Markets

    -   The increase in revenue reflects the inclusion of revenue from
        Shorcan Energy Brokers Inc. (Shorcan Energy Brokers) which launched
        trading in energy products in Q1/10.

    -   The higher revenue also reflected an 18% increase in the volumes of
        natural gas traded or cleared on NGX over Q2/09 (4.01 million
        terajoules in Q2/10 compared to 3.41 million terajoules in Q2/09).

    -   The higher revenue was somewhat offset by the impact of the
        depreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Canadian dollar in Q2/10
        compared with Q2/09.

    -   The increased revenue was also somewhat offset by NGX having deferred
        more revenue in Q2/10, on a net basis, than in Q2/09 due to an
        increased level of forward contracts.

    -   In addition, the increased revenue was somewhat offset by a decline
        in crude oil trading revenue in Q2/10 versus Q2/09. In Q2/09, we
        earned revenue of $1.2 million related to legacy contracts which
        settled after we acquired NTP on May 1, 2009.


    Market Data Revenue

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    increase    increase

                                 $  38.8     $  37.3     $   1.5          4%

    -   The increase reflects higher revenue from indices, data licensing,
        feeds, usage-based quotes, co-location services, higher revenue
        recoveries related to under-reported usage of real-time quotes in
        Q2/10 compared with Q2/09 and price increases that were effective
        January 1, 2010.

    -   The increase was partly offset by the impact of the depreciation of
        the U.S. dollar against the Canadian dollar in Q2/10 compared with
        Q2/09.

    -   The increase was also partially offset by lower revenue from BOX and
        MX derivatives market data. There was a 9% decrease in the average
        number of MX market data subscriptions (23,180 MX market data
        subscriptions for the three months ended June 30, 2010 compared with
        25,524 for the three months ended June 30, 2009).

    -   Overall, there was a 1% increase in the average number of
        professional and equivalent real-time market data subscriptions to
        Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange products (153,814
        professional and equivalent real-time market data subscriptions for
        the three months ended June 30, 2010 compared with 151,738 for three
        months ended June 30, 2009).


    Business Services and Other Revenue

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    increase    increase

                                 $   4.7     $   3.8     $   0.9         24%

    -   Business services revenue increased primarily due to net foreign
        exchange gains on U.S. dollar accounts receivable in Q2/10, compared
        with net foreign exchange losses on U.S. dollar accounts receivable
        in Q2/09.
    

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses in Q2/10 were $73.8 million, up $5.6 million, or 8%, from $68.2 million in Q2/09 primarily due to higher costs related to technology initiatives, corporate development and marketing costs as well as increased costs related to short-term performance incentives and commission-based compensation.

    
    Compensation and Benefits

    (in millions of dollars)
                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    increase    increase

                                 $  32.4     $  31.2     $   1.2          4%

    -   Compensation and benefits costs increased primarily due to higher
        costs associated with short term performance incentives and
        commission-based compensation compared with Q2/09, partially offset
        by lower organizational transition costs as well as an overall
        reduction in salary costs relating to reduced headcount.

    -   There were 844 employees at June 30, 2010, which included 5 Shorcan
        Energy Brokers employees, versus 861 employees at June 30, 2009.

    Information and Trading Systems

    (in millions of dollars)
                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    increase    increase

                                 $  14.0     $  11.7     $   2.3         20%

    -   Information and trading systems costs increased due to higher costs
        related to technology initiatives including enterprise expansion and
        the one-time cost of decommissioning legacy hardware of $0.6 million.

    -   During Q4/09, we reclassified some leases as capital leases versus
        operating leases. As a result, Information and Trading Systems costs
        were reduced in Q2/10 and amortization of the related costs was
        higher (see Amortization) when compared with Q2/09.

    General and Administration

    (in millions of dollars)
                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    increase    increase

                                 $  19.3     $  18.4     $   0.9          5%

    -   General and administration costs increased as a result of increased
        corporate development and marketing costs as well as higher bad debt
        expenses. These were partially offset by lower insurance and
        occupancy costs.

    Amortization

    (in millions of dollars)
                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    increase    increase

                                 $   8.0     $   6.8     $   1.2         18%

    -   During Q4/09, we reclassified some leases as capital leases versus
        operating leases. As a result, Amortization costs were higher in
        Q2/10 and Information and Trading Systems costs were reduced (see
        Information and Trading Systems) when compared with Q2/09.

    -   The increase was also due to higher amortization of the intangible
        assets related to the TMX Smart Order Router and TSX Quantum(R) Order
        Entry Gateway. The increases were somewhat offset by reduced
        amortization relating to assets that were fully depreciated by Q2/10.

    Investment Income

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    increase    increase

                                 $   1.9     $   1.4     $   0.5         36%

    -   Investment income increased primarily due to an increase in the
        amount of cash available for investment in Q2/10 compared with Q2/09.

    Interest Expense

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    increase    increase

                                 $   1.3     $   1.3           -           -

    -   Interest expense was unchanged. On April 30, 2008, we borrowed
        $430.0 million in Canadian funds related to financing the cash
        consideration of the purchase price for MX (see Term Loan).


    Mark-to-market on Interest Rate Swaps - (Gain)/Loss

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09    increase    increase

                                 $   0.2    ($   0.1)    $   0.3        300%

    -   We entered into a series of interest rate swap agreements to
        partially manage our exposure to interest rate fluctuations on our
        long-term debt, effective August 28, 2008 (see Term Loan).

    -   During Q2/10, unrealized gains of $1.4 million and realized losses of
        $1.6 million were reflected in net income, compared with unrealized
        gains of $2.5 million and realized losses of $2.4 million recognized
        in Q2/09.

    Income Taxes

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                               Effective
                                                              tax rate (%)
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09       Q2/10       Q2/09

                                 $  22.4     $  22.7         32%         33%

    -   The effective tax rate for Q2/10 was lower than that for Q2/09
        partially due to a decrease in federal and Ontario corporate income
        tax rates.

    Non-Controlling Interests

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   Q2/10       Q2/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

                                ($   0.4)    $   0.7    ($   1.1)      (157%)

    -   MX holds a 53.8% ownership interest in BOX. The results for BOX are
        consolidated into our statements of income. The non-controlling
        interests represent the other BOX unitholders' share of BOX's loss or
        profit in the period. The loss in Q2/10 resulted from lower volumes
        somewhat offset by revenue from option regulatory fees charged in the
        U.S. in respect of BOX.
    

Six Months Ended June 30, 2010 Compared with Six Months Ended June 30, 2009

Revenue

Revenue was $282.4 million in 1H/10, up $7.4 million, or 3% compared with $275.0 million for 1H/09, reflecting increased revenue from issuer services, Canadian derivatives markets trading and clearing, cash markets fixed income trading, energy trading and market data, partially offset by lower revenue from cash markets equity trading and U.S. derivatives markets trading.

Issuer Services Revenue

The following is a summary of issuer services revenue reported based on initial and additional listing fee revenue reported, and issuer services revenue based on initial and additional listing fees billed* (reconciled below in this section) in 1H/10 and 1H/09.

    
    (in millions of dollars)
                                       Reported
                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09    increase    increase

    Initial listing fees         $   9.1     $   8.3     $   0.8         10%
    Additional listing fees      $  32.0     $  27.8     $   4.2         15%
    Sustaining listing fees      $  32.0     $  27.5     $   4.5         16%
    Other issuer services        $   7.2     $   7.2           -           -
                                ---------   ---------   ---------
    Total                        $  80.3     $  70.8     $   9.5         13%
                                ---------   ---------   ---------


                                        Billed*
                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09    increase    increase

    Initial listing fees         $  13.1     $   4.0     $   9.1        228%
    Additional listing fees      $  51.1     $  40.1     $  11.0         27%
    Sustaining listing fees      $  32.0     $  27.5     $   4.5         16%
    Other issuer services        $   7.2     $   7.2           -           -
                                ---------   ---------   ---------
    Total                        $ 103.4     $  78.8     $  24.6         31%
                                ---------   ---------   ---------
    

Initial and additional listing fees are non-refundable fees paid by listed issuers for the listing or reserving of securities. These fees are recorded as "deferred revenue - initial and additional listing fees" and recognized on a straight-line basis over an estimated service period of ten years.

In the case of Toronto Stock Exchange, listed issuers are billed for initial and additional listing fees and there is a lag between the time when securities are issued or reserved and the time when these listing fees are paid by Toronto Stock Exchange listed issuers. For TSX Venture Exchange issuers, fees are paid either prior to, or at the time of, listing or reserving securities. The following is a reconciliation of initial and additional listing fees billed* to initial and additional listing fees reported:

    
    Initial Listing Fees (in millions of dollars)          1H/10       1H/09

    Initial listing fees billed*                       $  13.1     $   4.0
    Initial listing fees billed* and deferred to
     future periods                                     ($  12.7)   ($   3.9)
    Recognition of initial listing fees billed* and
     previously included in deferred revenue             $   8.7     $   8.2
                                                        ---------   ---------
    Initial listing fee revenue reported                 $   9.1     $   8.3
                                                        ---------   ---------

    Additional Listing Fees (in millions of dollars)       1H/10       1H/09

    Additional listing fees billed*                    $  51.1     $  40.1
    Additional listing fees billed* and deferred to
     future periods                                     ($  49.6)   ($  39.0)
    Recognition of additional listing fees billed*
     and previously included in deferred revenue         $  30.5     $  26.7
                                                        ---------   ---------
    Additional listing fee revenue reported              $  32.0     $  27.8
                                                        ---------   ---------

    -   Initial and additional listing fees reported increased in 1H/10
        compared with 1H/09, reflecting an increase in capital market
        activity during the period from April 1, 2000 to June 30, 2010
        compared with the period from April 1, 1999 to June 30, 2009. Initial
        listing fees billed* and Additional listing fees billed* in 1H/10
        increased over 1H/09 due to an increase in initial financings on
        Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. The increase was
        also due to an increase in the value of additional financings on TSX
        Venture Exchange. While the value of additional financings on Toronto
        Stock Exchange decreased in 1H/10 compared with 1H/09, there was an
        increase in Additional listing fees billed*. This was a result of
        more transactions in 1H/10 compared with 1H/09 and fee changes that
        were effective January 1, 2010.

    -   Issuers listed on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange pay
        annual sustaining listing fees primarily based on their market
        capitalization at the end of the prior calendar year, subject to
        minimum and maximum fees. The increase in sustaining listing fees was
        due to the overall higher market capitalization of listed issuers on
        both exchanges at the end of 2009 compared with the end of 2008.


    Trading, Clearing and Related Revenue

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                                        increase/   increase/
                                   1H/10       1H/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

    Cash markets revenue         $  57.4     $  59.2    ($   1.8)        (3%)
    Derivatives markets revenue  $  39.6     $  42.0    ($   2.4)        (6%)
    Energy markets revenue       $  20.5     $  19.0     $   1.5          8%
                                ---------   ---------   ---------
    Total                        $ 117.5     $ 120.2    ($   2.7)        (2%)
                                ---------   ---------   ---------


    Cash Markets

    -   Cash markets equity trading revenue decreased due to an 18% decrease
        in the volume of securities traded on Toronto Stock Exchange in 1H/10
        over 1H/09 (51.48 billion securities in 1H/10 versus 63.03 billion
        securities in 1H/09).


    ---------------------------------------
    * See discussion under the heading "Non-GAAP Financial Measures".


    -   The decrease was somewhat offset by a 57% increase in the volume of
        securities traded on TSX Venture Exchange in 1H/10 over 1H/09 (30.09
        billion securities in 1H/10 versus 19.12 billion securities in
        1H/09).

    -   The decrease was also the result of changes to our equity trading fee
        schedule on October 1, 2009 and March 1, 2010, which included
        reductions in active trading fees on stocks trading at less than
        $1.00 in the post-open continuous market and on April 1, 2010, which
        included a reduction in trading fees for securities trading at $1.00
        and higher. The fee reductions were somewhat offset by fee changes
        under the ELP Program. Effective October 1, 2009, we moved to a
        single tier model which reduced the passive credit paid to ELP
        Program participants.

    -   The decrease was partially offset by an increase in fixed income
        trading revenue from Shorcan due to a favourable product mix in 1H/10
        compared with 1H/09.

    Derivatives Markets

    -   The decrease in revenue reflects a 51% decrease in BOX volumes
        (41.48 million contracts in 1H/10 versus 84.81 million contracts
        traded in 1H/09) due to increased competition in the U.S. equity
        options trading market in 1H/10 compared with 1H/09. The decrease was
        somewhat offset by revenue from option regulatory fees charged in the
        U.S. in respect of BOX in 1H/10.

    -   The decrease in derivatives markets revenue was somewhat offset by an
        increase in trading and clearing revenue from MX. MX volumes
        increased by 32% (21.94 million contracts traded in 1H/10 versus
        16.59 million contracts traded in 1H/09) reflecting increased trading
        in the BAX(R) and CGB(R) contracts, as well as index derivatives and
        ETF options. The increase in MX revenue was partially offset by fee
        changes that were effective May 1, 2010.

    -   The growth in volumes in 1H/10 partially reflected increased
        volatility in future interest rate expectations compared with 1H/09.
        Open interest was up 26% at June 30, 2010 compared with June 30,
        2009.

    Energy Markets

    -   The increase in revenue reflects the inclusion of revenue from
        Shorcan Energy Brokers which launched trading in energy products in
        Q1/10.

    -   Energy markets revenue also increased due to the inclusion of crude
        oil trading and clearing on NGX, following the acquisition of NTP on
        May 1, 2009. NGX traded or cleared 33.70 million barrels of crude oil
        in 1H/10 compared with 10.03 million barrels of crude oil in May and
        June, 2009.

    -   There was also higher revenue from natural gas trading and clearing
        due to a 7% increase in the volumes of natural gas traded or cleared
        on NGX over 1H/09 (7.08 million terajoules in 1H/10 compared to
        6.64 million terajoules in 1H/09).

    -   The higher revenue was somewhat offset by the impact of the
        depreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Canadian dollar in 1H/10
        compared with 1H/09.

    -   The increased revenue was also a result of NGX deferring less revenue
        in 1H/10, on a net basis, than in 1H/09 due to a reduced level of
        forward contracts.

    Market Data Revenue

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09    increase    increase

                                 $  76.3     $  76.1     $   0.2           -


    -   The increase was due to higher revenue from indices, data licensing,
        feeds, co-location services, higher revenue recoveries related to
        under-reported usage of real-time quotes in 1H/10 compared with 1H/09
        and price increases that were effective January 1, 2010.

    -   The increase was partially offset by the impact of the depreciation
        of the U.S. dollar against the Canadian dollar in 1H/10 compared with
        1H/09.

    -   The increase was also offset by lower revenue from BOX and MX
        derivatives market data. There was a 14% decrease in the average
        number of MX market data subscriptions (22,915 MX market data
        subscriptions for the six months ended June 30, 2010 compared with
        26,614 for the six months ended June 30, 2009).

    -   Overall, there was a 1% decrease in the average number of
        professional and equivalent real-time market data subscriptions to
        Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange products (152,927
        professional and equivalent real-time market data subscriptions for
        the six months ended June 30, 2010 compared with 154,522 for the six
        months ended June 30, 2009).

    Business Services and Other Revenue

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09    increase    increase

                                 $   8.3     $   7.8     $   0.5          6%


    -   Business services revenue increased primarily due to net foreign
        exchange gains on U.S. dollar accounts receivable in 1H/10, compared
        with net foreign exchange losses on U.S. dollar accounts receivable
        in 1H/09.
    

Operating Expenses

Operating expenses in 1H/10 were $143.4 million, up $4.4 million, or 3%, from $139.0 million in 1H/09 primarily due to higher costs related to technology initiatives, corporate development and marketing costs as well as increased costs related to short-term performance incentives and commission-based compensation.

    
    Compensation and Benefits

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

                                 $  64.7     $  65.0       ($0.3)          -


    -   Compensation and benefits costs decreased primarily due to lower
        organizational transition costs, as well as an overall reduction in
        salary costs relating to reduced headcount, partially offset by
        higher costs associated with short term performance incentives and
        commission-based compensation compared with 1H/09.

    -   There were 844 employees at June 30, 2010, which included 5 Shorcan
        Energy Brokers employees, versus 861 employees at June 30, 2009.

    Information and Trading Systems

    (in millions of dollars)


                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09    increase    increase

                                  $ 26.2      $ 22.8        $3.4         15%


    -   Information and trading systems costs increased due to higher costs
        related to technology initiatives including enterprise expansion and
        the one-time cost of decommissioning legacy hardware of $0.6 million.

    -   During Q4/09, we reclassified some leases as capital leases versus
        operating leases. As a result, Information and Trading Systems costs
        were reduced in 1H/10 and amortization of the related costs was
        higher (see Amortization) when compared with 1H/09.

    General and Administration

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

                                 $  36.2     $  36.6       ($0.4)        (1%)


    -   General and administration costs decreased as a result of lower
        capital tax expense, occupancy and insurance costs.

    -   The lower expenses were somewhat offset by increased corporate
        development and marketing costs as well as higher bad debt expenses.

    Amortization

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09    increase    increase

                                 $  16.4     $  14.6     $   1.8         12%


    -   During Q4/09, we reclassified some leases as capital leases versus
        operating leases. As a result, Amortization costs were higher in
        1H/10 and Information and Trading Systems costs were reduced (see
        Information and Trading Systems) when compared with 1H/09.

    -   The increase was also due to higher amortization of the intangible
        assets related to the TMX Smart Order Router and TSX Quantum Order
        Entry Gateway and SOLA(R) Clearing. The increases were somewhat
        offset by reduced amortization relating to assets that were fully
        depreciated by 1H/10.

    Investment Income

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

                                 $   2.6     $   3.0       ($0.4)       (13%)


    -   Investment income decreased due to lower overall returns during 1H/10
        compared with 1H/09. The impact was somewhat offset by an increase in
        the amount of cash available for investment in 1H/10 compared with
        1H/09.

    Interest Expense

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                             $          %
                                   1H/10       1H/09    (decrease) (decrease)

                                 $   2.5     $   3.4        ($0.9)      (26%)


    -   Interest expense decreased as a result of lower interest rates on the
        debt outstanding. On April 30, 2008, we borrowed $430.0 million in
        Canadian funds related to financing the cash consideration of the
        purchase price for MX (see Term Loan).

    Mark-to-market on Interest Rate Swaps - Loss

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

                                 $   0.3     $   0.8       ($0.5)       (63%)


    -   We entered into a series of interest rate swap agreements to
        partially manage our exposure to interest rate fluctuations on our
        long-term debt, effective August 28, 2008 (see Term Loan).

    -   During 1H/10, unrealized gains of $3.0 million and realized losses of
        $3.3 million were reflected in net income, compared with unrealized
        gains of $3.5 million and realized losses of $4.3 million recognized
        in 1H/09.

    Income Taxes

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                               Effective
                                                              tax rate (%)

                                   1H/10       1H/09       1H/10       1H/09

                                 $  43.5     $  42.8         31%         32%


    -   The effective tax rate for 1H/10 was lower than that for 1H/09
        partially due to a decrease in federal and Ontario corporate income
        tax rates.

    Non-Controlling Interests

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                            $           %
                                   1H/10       1H/09   (decrease)  (decrease)

                                   ($0.8)       $2.3       ($3.1)      (135%)


    -   MX holds a 53.8% ownership interest in BOX. BOX results are
        consolidated into our consolidated statements of income. The non-
        controlling interests represent the other BOX unitholders' share of
        BOX's loss or profit in the period. The loss in 1H/10 resulted from
        lower volumes somewhat offset by revenue from option regulatory fees
        charged in the U.S. in respect of BOX.
    

Comprehensive Income

Comprehensive Income was $50.2 million for Q2/10 and is comprised of Net Income of $47.6 million net of Other Comprehensive Gains of $2.6 million.

Other comprehensive gains include the unrealized gain on the foreign currency translation of BOX and other related self-sustaining foreign operations, which amounted to $2.6 million for Q2/10.

Comprehensive Income was $34.1 million for Q2/09 which was comprised of Net Income of $46.9 million and Other Comprehensive Losses of $12.8 million.

Other comprehensive losses include the unrealized loss on the foreign currency translation of BOX and other related self-sustaining foreign operations, which amounted to $12.8 million for Q2/09.

Comprehensive Income was $96.6 million for 1H/10 and is comprised of Net Income of $96.7 million net of Other Comprehensive Losses of $0.1 million.

Other comprehensive losses include the unrealized loss on the foreign currency translation of BOX and other related self-sustaining foreign operations, which amounted to $0.1 million for 1H/10.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income of $3.1 million as at June 30, 2010 is included as a component of Shareholders' Equity.

Comprehensive Income was $82.6 million for 1H/09 which was comprised of Net Income of $89.8 million and Other Comprehensive Losses of $7.2 million.

Other comprehensive losses include the unrealized loss on the foreign currency translation of BOX and other related self-sustaining foreign operations, which amounted to $7.2 million for 1H/09.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income of $16.9 million as at June 30, 2009 is included as a component of Shareholders' Equity.

    
    Liquidity and Capital Resources

    Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities

    (in millions of dollars)

                                            June 30,  December 31,      $
                                             2010         2009      increase

                                           $  264.9     $  191.1     $  73.8

    -   The increase was largely due to cash generated from operating
        activities of $145.5 million, partially offset by dividend payments
        of $56.3 million, capital expenditures of $9.8 million and additions
        to intangible assets of $3.9 million.

    Total Assets

    (in millions of dollars)

                                            June 30,  December 31,      $
                                             2010         2009     (decrease)

                                           $3,218.8     $3,524.5    ($ 305.7)


    -   Total assets decreased largely due to lower MX daily settlements and
        cash deposits of $210.8 million as at June 30, 2010 related to MX's
        clearing operations, compared with $565.4 million at the end of 2009.
        MX also carried offsetting liabilities related to daily settlements
        and cash deposits which were $210.8 million at June 30, 2010 compared
        with $565.4 million at the end of 2009. Daily settlements due from/to
        clearing members consist of amounts due from/to clearing members as a
        result of marking open futures positions to market and settling
        options transactions each day that are required to be collected
        from/paid to clearing members prior to the commencement of the next
        trading day. Total fund requirements have declined as a result of
        reduced equity market volatility. In addition, there has been a trend
        towards clearing members pledging securities rather than cash as
        collateral.

    -   The decrease was also due to a decrease in current assets related to
        the fair value of open energy contracts ($173.2 million as at
        June 30, 2010, compared with $202.8 million at December 31, 2009).
        The reduced level of open energy contracts largely reflected the
        impact of lower volatility in natural gas prices for the relevant
        measuring period during June 2010 compared with the corresponding
        period in December 2009. NGX also carried offsetting liabilities
        related to the fair value of open energy contracts which were
        $173.2 million at June 30, 2010 compared with $202.8 million at
        December 31, 2009.

    -   The overall decrease was somewhat offset by an increase in cash and
        marketable securities of $73.8 million.

    Credit Facilities and Guarantee

    Term Loan(1)

    (in millions of dollars)

                                            June 30,  December 31,      $
                                             2010         2009      increase

                                           $  429.4     $  429.0     $   0.4

    -   In connection with the combination with MX, we established a non-
        revolving three-year term unsecured credit facility of
        $430.0 million, the Term Loan. In addition, we also established a
        revolving three-year unsecured credit facility of $50.0 million with
        the same syndicate. We may draw on these facilities in Canadian
        dollars by way of prime rate loans and/or Bankers' Acceptances or in
        U.S. dollars by way of LIBOR loans and/or U.S. base rate loans.
        Currently, TMX Group's acceptance fee or spread on the loan is 0.45%.
        On April 30, 2008, we borrowed $430.0 million in Canadian funds on
        the Term Loan to satisfy the cash consideration of the purchase price
        for MX. This amount is included in Current liabilities and is due in
        April, 2011. Based on current levels of cash flow from operations, we
        believe that the Term Loan could be repaid with a combination of
        existing cash, future cash flow from operations and refinancing, as
        required.

    -   We entered into a series of interest rate swap agreements which took
        effect on August 28, 2008 in order to partially manage our exposure
        to interest rate fluctuations on our $430.0 million non-revolving
        three-year term facility. The interest rate swaps in place at
        June 30, 2010 are as follows:

    ----------------------------------
    (1) The "Term Loan" section above contains certain forward-looking
        statements. Please refer to "Caution Regarding Forward-Looking
        Information" for a discussion of risks and uncertainties related to
        such statements.


                                      Interest rate
       Notional value           we will pay under swap     Maturity date
    (in millions of dollars)      (excludes 0.45% fee)         of swap
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Swap No. 2 - $100.0                3.749%          August 31, 2010
       Swap No. 3 - $100.0                3.829%           April 18, 2011

    These credit facilities contain customary covenants, including a
requirement that TMX Group maintain:

    -   a maximum debt to adjusted EBITDA ratio of 3.5:1, where adjusted
        EBITDA means earnings on a consolidated basis before interest, taxes,
        extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring items, depreciation and
        amortization, all determined in accordance with Canadian GAAP but
        adjusted to include initial and additional listing fees billed and to
        exclude initial and additional listing fees reported as revenue;

    -   a minimum consolidated net worth covenant based on a pre-determined
        formula; and

    -   a debt incurrence test whereby debt to adjusted EBITDA must not
        exceed 3.0:1.
    

At June 30, 2010, all covenants were met.

Other Credit Facilities and Guarantee

To backstop its clearing operations, NGX currently has a credit agreement in place with a Canadian chartered bank which includes a US$100.0 million clearing backstop fund. We are NGX's unsecured guarantor for this fund up to a maximum of US$100.0 million.

CDCC has also arranged a total of $30.0 million in revolving standby credit facilities with a Canadian Schedule I bank to provide liquidity in the event of default by a clearing member.

These facilities had not been drawn upon at June 30, 2010.

NGX also has an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Daylight facility of $300.0 million in place with a Canadian chartered bank.

    
    Shareholders' Equity

    (in millions of dollars)

                                            June 30,  December 31,      $
                                             2010         2009      increase

                                           $  812.7     $  770.6     $  42.1

    -   We earned $96.7 million of net income during 1H/10 and paid
        $56.3 million in dividends.

    -   At June 30, 2010, there were 74,337,607 common shares issued and
        outstanding. In Q2/10, 24,566 common shares were issued on the
        exercise of share options. At June 30, 2010, 4,100,302 common shares
        were reserved for issuance upon the exercise of options granted under
        the share option plan. At June 30, 2010, there were 1,732,281 options
        outstanding.

    -   At July 26, 2010, there were 74,337,607 common shares issued and
        outstanding and 1,732,281 options outstanding under the share option
        plan.

    Cash Flows from Operating Activities

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                                    Increase
                                               Q2/10       Q2/09     in cash

    Cash Flows from Operating Activities     $  73.8     $  50.3     $  23.5
    

Cash Flows from Operating Activities were $23.5 million higher in Q2/10 compared with Q2/09 due to:

    
    (in millions of dollars)

                                                                    Increase/
                                                                   (decrease)
                                               Q2/10       Q2/09     in cash

    Net income                               $  47.6     $  46.9     $   0.7

    Amortization                             $   8.0     $   6.8     $   1.2

    Increase (decrease) in future income
     tax liabilities, net of future
     income tax assets                      ($   1.9)    $   0.9    ($   2.8)

    Unrealized (gain) on interest rate
     swaps                                  ($   1.4)   ($   2.5)    $   1.1

    Unrealized (gain) on marketable
     securities                             ($   0.5)   ($   0.3)   ($   0.2)

    Decrease in accounts receivable and
     prepaid expenses                        $  23.1     $  12.0     $  11.1

    (Increase) in other assets              ($   2.2)   ($   7.2)    $   5.0

    Net increase/(decrease) in accounts
     payable, accrued liabilities and
     long-term liabilities                   $   2.8    ($   7.0)    $   9.8

    Increase/(decrease) in deferred revenue ($   1.9)    $   0.8    ($   2.7)

    (Increase) decrease in income taxes
     recoverable, net of income taxes
     payable                                 $   0.2    ($   1.5)    $   1.7

    Net increase in other items                    -     $   1.4    ($   1.4)
                                            ---------   ---------   ---------
    Cash Flows from Operating Activities     $  73.8     $  50.3     $  23.5



    Cash Flows from Operating Activities

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                                    Increase
                                               1H/10       1H/09     in cash

    Cash Flows from Operating Activities     $ 145.5     $ 111.0     $  34.5
    

Cash Flows from Operating Activities were $34.5 million higher in 1H/10 compared with 1H/09 due to:

    
    (in millions of dollars)

                                                                    Increase/
                                                                   (decrease)
                                               1H/10       1H/09     in cash

    Net income                               $  96.7     $  89.8     $   6.9

    Amortization                             $  16.4     $  14.6     $   1.8
    Increase (decrease) in future income
     tax liabilities, net of future
     income tax assets                      ($   3.4)          -    ($   3.4)

    Unrealized (gain) on interest rate
     swaps                                  ($   3.0)   ($   3.5)    $   0.5

    Unrealized (gain) loss on marketable
     securities                             ($   0.1)    $   0.3    ($   0.4)

    (Increase) in accounts receivable and
     prepaid expenses                              -    ($   3.8)    $   3.8

    (Increase) in other assets              ($   2.6)   ($   6.9)    $   4.3

    Net (decrease) in accounts payable,
     accrued liabilities and long-term
     liabilities                            ($  10.4)   ($  14.6)    $   4.2

    Increase in deferred revenue             $  59.4     $  47.2     $  12.2

    (Increase) decrease in income taxes
     recoverable, net of income taxes
     payable                                ($   7.8)   ($  16.2)    $   8.4

    Net increase in other items              $   0.3     $   4.1    ($   3.8)
                                            ---------   ---------   ---------
    Cash Flows from Operating Activities     $ 145.5     $ 111.0     $  34.5



    Cash Flows from (used in) Financing Activities

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                                    Increase
                                               Q2/10       Q2/09     in cash

    Cash Flows from (used in) Financing
     Activities                             ($  29.4)   ($  30.0)    $   0.6
    

Cash Flows (used in) Financing Activities were $0.6 million lower in Q2/10 compared with Q2/09 due to:

    
                                                                    Increase/
                                                                   (decrease)
                                               Q2/10       Q2/09     in cash

    Dividends paid on common shares         ($  28.2)   ($  28.2)          -

    Dividends paid to BOX non-controlling
     interests                                     -    ($   2.0)    $   2.0

    Net increase/(decrease) in other items  ($   1.2)    $   0.2    ($   1.4)
                                            ---------   ---------   ---------
    Cash Flows from (used in) Financing
     Activities                             ($  29.4)   ($  30.0)    $   0.6
                                            ---------   ---------   ---------

    Cash Flows from (used in) Financing Activities

    (in millions of dollars)

                                                                    Increase
                                               1H/10       1H/09     in cash

    Cash Flows from (used in) Financing
     Activities                             ($  58.3)   ($  91.6)    $  33.3
    

Cash Flows (used in) Financing Activities were $33.3 million lower in 1H/10 compared with 1H/09 due to:

    
                                                                    Increase/
                                                                   (decrease)
                                               1H/10       1H/09     in cash

    Dividends paid on common shares         ($  56.3)   ($  56.5)    $   0.2
    Repurchase of common shares under NCIB         -    ($  30.4)    $  30.4
    Dividends paid to BOX non-controlling
     interests                                     -    ($   5.2)    $   5.2
    Net increase/(decrease) in other items  ($   2.0)    $   0.5    ($   2.5)
                                            ---------   ---------   ---------
    Cash Flows from (used in) Financing
     Activities                             ($  58.3)   ($  91.6)    $  33.3
                                            ---------   ---------   ---------



    Cash Flows from (used in) Investing Activities

    (in millions of dollars)
                                                                   (Decrease)
                                              Q2/10        Q2/09     in cash
    Cash Flows from (used in) Investing
     Activities                             ($ 56.1)     ($ 13.9)    ($ 42.2)
    

Cash Flows (used in) Investing Activities were $42.2 million higher in Q2/10 compared with Q2/09 due to:

    
    (in millions of dollars)
                                                                    Increase/
                                                                   (decrease)
                                              Q2/10        Q2/09     in cash

    Cost of acquisitions and investments,
     net of cash acquired                         -      ($ 33.2)   $   33.2
    Capital expenditures primarily related
     to technology investments and
     leasehold improvements                 ($  4.9)     ($  1.7)   ($   3.2)
    Additions to intangible assets
     including TSX Quantum Gateway,
     TMX Smart Order Router (2009) and
     SOLA internal development costs        ($  1.8)     ($  5.1)    $   3.3
    Net (purchases)/sales of marketable
     securities                             ($ 49.4)      $ 26.1     ($ 75.5)
                                            ---------   ---------   ---------
    Cash Flows from (used in) Investing
     Activities                             ($ 56.1)     ($ 13.9)    ($ 42.2)
                                            ---------   ---------   ---------


    Cash Flows from (used in) Investing
     Activities

    (in millions of dollars)
                                                                   (Decrease)
                                              1H/10        1H/09     in cash

    Cash Flows from (used in) Investing
     Activities                            ($ 119.9)     ($ 37.1)    ($ 82.8)
    

Cash Flows (used in) Investing Activities were $82.8 million higher in 1H/10 compared with 1H/09 due to:

    
    (in millions of dollars)
                                                                    Increase/
                                                                   (decrease)
                                              1H/10        1H/09     in cash

    Cost of acquisitions and investments,
     net of cash acquired                         -      ($ 33.8)     $ 33.8

    Capital expenditures primarily related
     to technology investments and
     leasehold improvements                  ($ 9.8)      ($ 2.1)     ($ 7.7)

    Additions to intangible assets
     including TSX Quantum Gateway, TMX
     Smart Order Router (2009) and SOLA
     internal development costs              ($ 3.9)      ($ 8.5)      $ 4.6

    Net (purchases)/sales of marketable
     securities                            ($ 106.2)       $ 7.3    ($ 113.5)
                                           ---------    ---------   ---------
    Cash Flows from (used in) Investing
     Activities                            ($ 119.9)     ($ 37.1)    ($ 82.8)
                                           ---------    ---------   ---------
    

Financial Statements Governance Practice

The Finance & Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of TMX Group reviewed this press release as well as the Q2/10 unaudited consolidated financial statements and related Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), and recommended they be approved by the Board of Directors. Following review by the full Board, the financial statements, MD&A and the contents of this press release were approved.

Consolidated Financial Statements

TMX Group's Q2/10 unaudited consolidated financial statements and MD&A have been prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAP and are reported in Canadian dollars. The financial information in this press release is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated and is based on financial statements prepared in accordance with Canadian GAAP, unless otherwise noted.

TMX Group expects to file its Q2/10 unaudited consolidated financial statements and MD&A with Canadian securities regulators today, after which time the statements and related MD&A may be accessed through www.sedar.com, or on the TMX Group website at www.tmx.com. We are not incorporating information contained on the website in this press release. In addition, copies of these documents will be available upon request, at no cost, by contacting TMX Group Investor Relations by phone at (416) 947-4277 or by e-mail at shareholder@tsx.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain measures used in this MD&A do not have standardized meanings prescribed by Canadian GAAP and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other Canadian issuers.

"Initial listing fees billed" and "additional listing fees billed"

Toronto Stock Exchange customers are billed for initial and additional listing fees, and there is a lag between the time when securities are issued or reserved and the time when these listing fees are paid by Toronto Stock Exchange listed issuers. For TSX Venture Exchange issuers, fees are paid either prior to, or at the time of, listing or reserving securities. In order to reflect these activities, we use the terms "initial listing fees billed" and "additional listing fees billed".

Management uses these measures to assess the effectiveness of our strategy to serve our listed issuers and to manage the listings portion of our business. This is how our international peers, who report using International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), currently account for these fees. These non-GAAP revenue measures provide investors with an indication of how initial and additional listing activity and the fees billed or received in connection with the listing or reserving of securities impact the financial performance and cash flows of our business.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" (as defined in applicable Canadian securities legislation) that is based on expectations, assumptions, estimates, projections and other factors that management believes to be relevant as of the date of this press release. Often, but not always, such forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "targeted", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", or variations or the negatives of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved or not be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking information, by its nature, requires us to make assumptions and is subject to significant risks and uncertainties which may give rise to the possibility that our expectations or conclusions will not prove to be accurate and that our assumptions may not be correct.

Examples of such forward-looking information in this press release include, but are not limited to, factors relating to stock, derivatives and energy exchanges and clearing houses and the business, strategic goals and priorities, market condition, pricing, proposed technology and other initiatives, financial condition, operations and prospects of TMX Group, which are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. These risks include: competition from other exchanges or marketplaces, including alternative trading systems and new technologies, on a national and international basis; dependence on the economy of Canada; adverse effects on our results caused by global economic uncertainties; failure to retain and attract qualified personnel; geopolitical and other factors which could cause business interruption; dependence on information technology; vulnerability of our networks and third party service providers to security risks; failure to implement our strategies; regulatory constraints; risks of litigation; dependence on adequate numbers of customers; failure to develop or gain acceptance of new products; currency risk; adverse effect of new business activities; not being able to meet cash requirements because of our holding company structure and restrictions on paying dividends; dependence and restrictions imposed by licenses and other arrangements; dependence of trading operations on a small number of clients; new technologies making it easier to disseminate our information; risks associated with our clearing operations; challenges related to international expansion; restrictions on ownership of TMX Group shares; inability to protect our intellectual property; dependence on third party suppliers; adverse effect of a systemic market event on our derivatives business; risks associated with the credit of customers; cost structures being largely fixed; risks associated with integrating the operations, systems, and personnel of new acquisitions; and dependence on market activity that cannot be controlled.

The forward looking information contained in this press release is presented for the purpose of assisting readers of this document in understanding our financial condition and results of operations and our strategies, priorities and objectives and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Actual results, events, performances, achievements and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

Such forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions in connection with the ability of TMX Group to successfully compete against global and regional marketplaces; business and economic conditions generally; exchange rates (including estimates of the U.S. dollar - Canadian dollar exchange rate), the level of trading and activity on markets, and particularly the level of trading in TMX Group's key products; the continued availability of financing on appropriate terms for future projects; productivity at TMX Group, as well as that of TMX Group's competitors; market competition; research & development activities; the successful introduction of new derivatives and equity products; tax benefits/changes; the impact on TMX Group and its customers of various regulations; TMX Group's ongoing relations with its employees; and the extent of any labour, equipment or other disruptions at any of its operations of any significance other than any planned maintenance or similar shutdowns.

While we anticipate that subsequent events and developments may cause our views to change, we have no intention to update this forward-looking information, except as required by applicable securities law. This forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. We have attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those current expectations described in forward-looking information. However, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended and that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from current expectations. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. These factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect us. A description of the above-mentioned items is contained in our 2009 Annual MD&A under the heading Risks and Uncertainties.

About TMX Group (TSX-X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange, Shorcan, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com.

Teleconference/Audio Webcast

TMX Group will host a teleconference / audio webcast to discuss the financial results for Q2/10.

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.

To teleconference participants: Please call the following number at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Teleconference Number: 647-427-7450 or 1-888-231-8191

AudioWebcast: www.tmx.com, under Investor Relations

Audio Replay: 416-849-0833 or 1-800-642-1687

The passcode for the replay is 87836613.

    
    TMX GROUP INC.
    Interim Consolidated Balance Sheets
    (In thousands of Canadian dollars)
    (Unaudited)
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                                                       June 30,  December 31,
                                                          2010          2009
                                                                    (audited)
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    Assets
    Current assets:
      Cash and cash equivalents                    $    55,441   $    87,978
      Marketable securities                            209,414       103,169
      Restricted cash                                    1,165           911
      Accounts receivable                               77,480        79,427
      Energy contracts receivable                      704,531       714,545
      Fair value of open energy contracts              173,227       202,760
      Daily settlements and cash deposits              210,834       565,408
      Prepaid expenses                                   7,994         6,032
      Income taxes recoverable                          10,407         4,619
      Future income tax assets                          27,910        26,675
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                                                     1,478,403     1,791,524

    Premises and equipment                              37,382        31,556
    Future income tax assets                           149,051       144,551
    Other assets                                        30,321        27,745
    Investment in affiliate, at equity                  13,389        12,845
    Intangible assets                                  926,121       932,443
    Goodwill                                           584,096       583,811
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    Total Assets                                   $ 3,218,763   $ 3,524,475
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    Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
    Current liabilities:
      Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     $    35,770   $    44,883
      Energy contracts payable                         704,531       714,545
      Fair value of open energy contracts              173,227       202,760
      Daily settlements and cash deposits              210,834       565,408
      Deferred revenue                                  51,197        15,074
      Deferred revenue - initial and additional
       listing fees                                     83,240        78,001
      Fair value of interest rate swaps                    493         2,117
      Future income tax liabilities                         28           118
      Obligations under capital leases                   3,720         3,413
      Income taxes payable                               1,184         3,232
      Term loan                                        429,385             -
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                                                     1,693,609     1,629,551

    Accrued employee benefits payable                   12,762        12,787
    Obligations under capital leases                     5,685         5,512
    Future income tax liabilities                      237,100       234,697
    Other liabilities                                   20,419        21,832
    Deferred revenue                                     1,114           882
    Deferred revenue - initial and additional
     listing fees                                      422,972       405,123
    Fair value of interest rate swaps                    2,167         3,584
    Term loan                                                -       429,016
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    Total Liabilities                                2,395,828     2,742,984

    Non-controlling Interests                           10,195        10,915

    Shareholders' Equity:
      Share capital                                  1,103,195     1,102,619
      Share option plan                                 10,004         8,708
      Deficit                                         (303,591)     (343,975)
      Accumulated other comprehensive income             3,132         3,224
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    Total Shareholders' Equity                         812,740       770,576

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    Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity     $ 3,218,763   $ 3,524,475
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    TMX GROUP INC.
    Interim Consolidated Statements of Income
    (In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)
    (Unaudited)

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                                  Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                                             June 30,                June 30,
                                    2010        2009        2010        2009
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    Revenue:
      Issuer services          $  40,644   $  35,802   $  80,347   $  70,853
      Trading, clearing
       and related                58,529      61,229     117,499     120,185
      Market data                 38,803      37,313      76,256      76,066
      Business services
       and other                   4,698       3,788       8,278       7,846
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      Total revenue              142,674     138,132     282,380     274,950
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    Expenses:
      Compensation and
       benefits                   32,427      31,245      64,673      64,956
      Information and trading
       systems                    14,045      11,732      26,152      22,847
      General and
       administration             19,299      18,381      36,222      36,648
      Amortization                 7,999       6,821      16,364      14,550
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      Total operating expenses    73,770      68,179     143,411     139,001
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    Income from operations        68,904      69,953     138,969     135,949

    Income from investment in
     affiliate                       291         135         545         206
    Investment income              1,854       1,382       2,626       2,952
    Interest expense              (1,321)     (1,307)     (2,524)     (3,388)
    Net mark to market on
     interest rate swaps            (191)        141        (266)       (775)
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    Income before income taxes    69,537      70,304     139,350     134,944

    Income taxes                  22,379      22,685      43,502      42,834

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    Net income before
     non-controlling interests    47,158      47,619      95,848      92,110

    Non-controlling interests       (440)        748        (832)      2,321

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    Net income                  $ 47,598    $ 46,871    $ 96,680    $ 89,789
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    Earnings per share:
      Basic                    $    0.64    $   0.63    $   1.30    $   1.21
      Diluted                  $    0.64    $   0.63    $   1.30    $   1.21

    Share information:
      Weighted average
       number of common
       shares outstanding     74,328,025  73,997,648  74,319,133  73,964,917

      Diluted weighted
       average number of
       common shares
       outstanding            74,398,996  74,151,093  74,397,168  74,111,319

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    TMX GROUP INC.
    Interim Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
    (In thousands of Canadian dollars)
    (Unaudited)

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                                  Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                                             June 30,                June 30,
                                    2010        2009        2010        2009
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    Net income                 $  47,598   $  46,871   $  96,680   $  89,789

    Other comprehensive (loss)
     income:

      Unrealized (loss) gain
       on translating
       financial statements of
       self-sustaining foreign
       operations
       (net of tax - $nil)         2,568     (12,794)        (92)     (7,181)
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      Comprehensive income     $  50,166  $   34,077  $   96,588  $   82,608
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    TMX GROUP INC.
    Interim Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity
    (In thousands of Canadian dollars)
    (Unaudited)
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                                                    Six Months Ended June 30,
                                                          2010          2009
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    Common shares:
      Balance, beginning of period                 $ 1,102,619   $ 1,084,399
      Issued on acquisition                                  -        32,052
      Proceeds from options exercised                      466           129
      Cost of exercised options                            110            38
      Purchased under normal course issuer bid               -       (14,575)
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      Balance, end of period                         1,103,195     1,102,043

    Share option plan:
      Balance, beginning of period                       8,708         5,969
      Cost of exercised options                           (110)          (38)
      Cost of share option plan                          1,406         1,506
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      Balance, end of period                            10,004         7,437

    Deficit:
      Balance, beginning of period                    (343,975)     (319,843)
      Net income                                        96,680        89,789
      Dividends on common shares                       (56,296)      (56,505)
      Shares purchased under normal course issuer bid        -       (15,860)
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      Balance, end of period                          (303,591)     (302,419)

    Accumulated other comprehensive income:
      Balance, beginning of period                       3,224        24,104
      Unrealized (loss) gain on translating
       financial statements of self-sustaining
       foreign operations                                  (92)       (7,181)
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      Balance, end of period                             3,132        16,923

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    Shareholders' equity, end of period              $ 812,740     $ 823,984
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    TMX GROUP INC.
    Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
    (In thousands of Canadian dollars)
    (Unaudited)
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                                  Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                                             June 30,                June 30,
                                    2010        2009        2010        2009
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    Cash flows from (used in)
     operating activities:
      Net income               $  47,598   $  46,871   $  96,680   $  89,789
      Adjustments to determine
       net cash flows:
        Amortization               7,999       6,821      16,364      14,550
        Unrealized loss (gain)
         on marketable
         securities                 (520)       (318)        (96)        312
        Income from investment
         in affiliate               (291)       (135)       (545)       (206)
        Cost of share option
         plan                        761         619       1,406       1,506
        Amortized financing fees     185         185         369         369
        Non-controlling
         interests                  (440)        748        (832)      2,321
        Unrealized (gain) on
         interest rate swaps      (1,444)     (2,540)     (3,041)     (3,468)
        Unrealized foreign
         exchange loss (gain)       (176)         34        (136)         (2)
        Future income taxes       (1,860)        929      (3,422)        (15)
        Accounts receivable
         and prepaid expenses     23,143      12,008          34      (3,763)
        Other assets              (2,152)     (7,241)     (2,576)     (6,862)
        Accounts payable and
         accrued liabilities       2,971      (6,936)     (8,925)    (19,223)
        Long-term accrued and
         other liabilities          (210)       (105)     (1,438)      4,579
        Deferred revenue          (1,897)        827      59,443      47,223
        Income taxes                 157      (1,500)     (7,827)    (16,158)
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                                  73,824      50,267     145,458     110,952

    Cash flows from (used in)
     financing activities:
        Reduction in obligations
         under capital leases     (1,229)          -      (2,167)          -
        Restricted cash             (286)        160        (254)        393
        Proceeds from exercised
         options                     402          98         466         129
        Dividends on common
         shares                  (28,248)    (28,230)    (56,296)    (56,505)
        Shares purchased under
         normal course issuer
         bid                           -           -           -     (30,435)
        Dividends paid to
         non-controlling
         interests                     -      (2,017)          -      (5,210)
        ---------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 (29,361)    (29,989)    (58,251)    (91,628)

    Cash flows from (used in)
     investing activities:
        Additions to premises
         and equipment            (4,940)     (1,739)     (9,817)     (2,125)
        Additions to intangible
         assets                   (1,815)     (5,090)     (3,948)     (8,496)
        Marketable securities    (49,358)     26,067    (106,149)      7,322
        Acquisitions, net of
         cash acquired                 -     (33,172)          -     (33,819)
        ---------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 (56,113)    (13,934)   (119,914)    (37,118)

        Unrealized foreign
         exchange (loss) gain
         on cash and cash
         equivalents held in
         foreign subsidiaries        610      (1,549)        170        (873)
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    (Decrease) increase in cash
     and cash equivalents        (11,040)      4,795     (32,537)    (18,667)

    Cash and cash equivalents,
     beginning of period          66,481      78,980      87,978     102,442

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    Cash and cash equivalents,
     end of period              $ 55,441    $ 83,775    $ 55,441    $ 83,775
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    Supplemental cash flow
     information:
      Interest paid             $  1,704    $    662    $  2,735    $  2,458
      Interest received            1,049         896       2,535       3,065
      Income taxes paid           24,209      23,325      54,727      59,503
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    TMX GROUP INC.

    Market Statistics*

    (Unaudited)
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                                  Three months ended        Six months ended
                                             June 30                 June 30
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    2010        2009        2010        2009
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    Toronto Stock Exchange:
      Volume (millions)         26,143.9    32,995.9    51,481.5    63,028.1
      Value ($ billions)           367.7       370.9       686.1       716.8
      Transactions (000s)       52,189.9    51,722.3    95,301.5   103,647.1
      Issuers Listed               1,488       1,503       1,488       1,503

      New Issuers Listed:             45          22          94          37
          Number of Initial
           Public Offerings           28          20          64          28
          Number of graduates
           from TSX Venture/NEX       12           2          20           6
      New Equity Financing:
       ($ millions)             12,576.6    13,767.7    21,875.3    25,619.7
        Initial Public
         Offering Financings
         ($ millions)            2,893.5     1,086.7     4,681.3     1,367.7
        Secondary Offering
         Financings(1)
         ($ millions)            6,839.0     9,475.5    10,885.4    16,250.0
        Supplementary
         Financings
         ($ millions)            2,844.1     3,205.5     6,308.7     8,002.0
      Market Cap of Issuers
       Listed ($ billions)       1,758.8     1,504.1     1,758.8     1,504.1
      S&P/TSX Composite
       Index(2) Close           11,294.4    10,374.9    11,294.4    10,374.9


    TSX Venture Exchange:(3)
      Volume (millions)         14,721.4    11,049.6    30,094.9    19,119.0
      Value ($ millions)         6,663.2     3,062.8    13,760.1     4,837.0
      Transactions (000s)        1,873.4     1,113.2     3,886.3     1,912.7
      Issuers Listed               2,369       2,429       2,369       2,429

      New Issuers Listed              43          20          81          44
      New Equity Financing:
       ($ millions)              1,978.8       743.5     3,726.4     1,274.9
        Initial Public
         Offering Financings
         ($ millions)               83.8        16.2       121.7        23.6
        Secondary Offering
         Financings(1)
         ($ millions)              516.7       139.2       873.2       345.5
        Supplementary Financings
         ($ millions)            1,378.3       588.1     2,731.5       905.8
      Market Cap of Issuers
       Listed: ($ billions)         38.1        25.0        38.1        25.0
      S&P/TSX Venture Composite
       Index 2 Close             1,415.9     1,092.0     1,415.9     1,092.0

    Toronto Stock Exchange
     and TSX Venture Exchange:
      Professional and
       Equivalent Real-time
       Data Subscriptions        154,525     150,515     154,525     150,515

    NGX:
      Natural Gas
       Volume (TJs)            4,013,710   3,409,315   7,079,323   6,643,118
      Electricity
       Volume (Gwh)               16,001      16,165      33,268      30,194
      Crude Oil
       Volume (MBbls)(xx)         19,541      10,026      33,701      10,026

    Montreal Exchange:
      Volume (Contracts)
       (000s)                   11,968.5     8,534.5    21,937.8    16,594.2
      Open Interest (Contracts)
       (000s) as at June 30      3,048.5     2,420.5     3,048.5     2,420.5

      Data Subscriptions          23,531      25,524      23,531      25,524

    Boston Options Exchange:
      Volume (Contracts) (000s) 23,807.3    39,107.7    41,482.6    84,807.9

    (1) Secondary Offering Financings includes prospectus offerings on both a
        treasury and secondary basis.
    (2) S&P is a trade-mark owned by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and is
        used under license.
    (3) TSX Venture Exchange market statistics do not include data for debt
        securities. 'New Issuers Listed' and 'S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index
        Close' statistics exclude data for issuers on NEX. All other TSX
        Venture Exchange market statistics include data for issuers on NEX,
        which is a board that was established on August 18, 2003 for issuers
        that have fallen below TSX Venture's listing standards (179 issuers
        at June 30, 2009 and 192 issuers at June 30, 2010).

    *  Certain comparative figures have been restated.
    (xx) Crude oil volumes for 2009 include only May and June.


    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ON DEFERRED REVENUE - INITIAL AND ADDITIONAL
    LISTING FEES(1)
    As at June 30, 2010

    (in millions of dollars)
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    Future amortization of deferred revenue - initial and additional listing
    fees

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                     Q1           Q2           Q3           Q4    Total Year
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    2010              -            -         21.0         20.9          41.9
    2011           20.7         20.6         20.4         20.1          81.8
    2012           19.9         19.5         19.2         19.0          77.6
    2013           18.7         18.4         17.9         17.4          72.4
    2014           16.9         16.4         15.9         15.3          64.5
    2015           14.8         14.2         13.5         13.1          55.6
    2016           12.5         11.7         11.0         10.3          45.5
    2017            9.5          8.6          7.6          6.9          32.6
    2018            6.2          5.5          4.9          4.4          21.0
    2019            3.9          3.4          2.7          1.9          11.9
    2020            1.1          0.3            -            -           1.4

    Total deferred revenue - initial and additional listing fees     $ 506.2

    Note:  only includes initial and additional listing fees billed up to
           June 30, 2010 (and is calculated based on an
           estimated service period of ten years)

    (1) Please refer to Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information.
    

SOURCE TSX Group Inc.

For further information: For further information: Carolyn Quick, Director, Corporate Communications, TMX Group, 416-947-4597, carolyn.quick@tmx.com; Paul Malcolmson, Director, Investor and Government Relations, TMX Group, 416-947-4317, paul.malcolmson@tmx.com


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